Category Archive: Books & Media

Adult Summer Reading 2014


June 23 – August 10, 2014

For readers age 18+

Grown-ups look forward to summer as much as kids do and Summer Reading Clubs are not just for kids any more. Join our Adult Summer Reading Club at the Wadleigh Memorial Library. Beginning Monday, June 23, 2014, you may sign up at the Main Desk with name and phone number or email address. Read a book, fill out a raffle ticket (two if you include a short book review) and enter as often as you like. Drawings for prizes will be held periodically during the summer. The program ends on August 10, 2014 and the grand prize is a Kindle.

The prize drawing on Tuesday, July 8 was for a $15 Gift Certificate from Papa Joe’s Humble Kitchen. The lucky winner is Kelly Miller.

There were two prizes drawn on Friday, July 18. A $25 Gift Certificate from Shaw’s was awarded to Sylvie Kurtz, and a $10 gift card from Amigos Mexican Cantina was awarded to Rob Carty.

On July 25, Jen Kershaw’s name was drawn for a Gift Certificate to Giorgio’s, and on August 4, Loretta Lizotte won a Gift Certificate to the Mile Away Restaurant.

On August 8, Donna Morse and Eric Huether each won a $10 gift card to Amigo’s Mexican Cantina.

On August 12, Arlene Pynn and Linda Higgs each won a $10. gift card to Amigo’s Mexican Cantina.

Our Grand Prize Winner is Denise Cedras. She has won a Kindle.

Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to our sponsors!

Austenmania!: The Appeal of the Regency Novelist in the Twenty-First Century

Tuesday June 24, 2014
7:00 PM until 8:15 PM

This¬†presentation surveys the ways in which Jane Austen has been commodified over the past fifteen years, filtering into national currency, video games, housewares, and jewelry. Stephanie Harzewski explores the ‘why’ behind the popularity of this Regency era novelist and how examining the fetishism of Austen approximately two hundred years after her death offers clues not only into reading choices, but also larger aspects of contemporary society.

Stephanie Harzewski is a lecturer with the Department of English at the University of New Hampshire where she teaches contemporary British and American literature, and, more generally, British literature since 1800, as well as female sexuality and popular culture. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Morning Book Group

Thursday June 12, 2014
10:00 AM until 11:30 AM

Andy Barber has been an ADA in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than 20 years. He is respected in his community and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But after a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: His 14-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student.   Publisher Summary

Copies are available at the Main Desk. Newcomers are always welcome.

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